‘Dying in the Streets’: All Kids Under 17 Get Curfew in Miami

US News, February 28, 2013

Miami Police are enforcing a curfew for children under the age of 17, citing safety.

Curfew hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Children under 17 are not allowed to “linger, stay, congregate, move about, wander, or stroll in any public place in Miami-Dade County, either on foot or in a vehicle during curfew hours,” according to police.

Players for Team Pete Basketball said they don’t like the move.

“I don’t really need a curfew,” Keith Stewart said, “but I do feel that a curfew is important because young kids like my age are dying in the streets.”

Other Miami youths said they support the curfew.

“Make them go home, do a little homework, get them home early,” Robert Sanchez said.

Said adult Cesar Barrero: “Kids at that age … there’s nothing for kids to do from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock in the morning.”

Police say exemptions include if a child is with a parent or legal guardian or someone over 21 years old who has permission to be responsible for the child; and if the juvenile is working or traveling to or from work, traveling interstate, or has written permission to run an errand from a parent or guardian.


Police have not yet given reasons for the curfew, besides safety. But many people point to rashes of violent and sometimes deadly street crimes often involving young people.

“You know what’s going on,” Pete Soriano of Team Pete Sports said. “You got drug dealing, you got shootouts, kids getting killed left and right.”



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  • Jack Krak

    “You know what’s going on,” Pete Soriano of Team Pete Sports said. “You got drug dealing, you got shootouts, kids getting killed left and right.”
    I see this & I read “You got blacks, you got Hispanics, so people get killed left and right”.

    • concernedcollegekid

      So does absolutely everyone, including liberals and minorities themselves. But “Racist Neo-Nazi White Supremacist Hate Sites” like Amren are the only places where we can admit it.

  • These curfews are about as useless as restricting the capacity of rifle magazines. “Chillenz under 17” are most likely to be committing crimes in the mid to late afternoon hours, not after 11 PM or Midnight.

    • So CAL Snowman

      What time was Saint Skittles of Trayvon walking back from the liquor store?

  • Paleoconn

    So White kids under 17 get punished for the actions of the blacks and hispanics in their cohort.

    • The__Bobster

      Yeah, it always works that way. More reason to dislike them.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Let’s be honest, how many White kids under 17 are there in Miami these days? 10? 20?

    • JimmyValiant

      In an attempt to control aberrant minority behavior America will necessarily have to become more of a police state and will restrict rights in order to attempt to curb violence. Since American laws must be racially neutral (except those benefitting minorities) Whites will progressively lose rights as minority numbers grow. We’re seeing it now with curfews and gun control.

      • Liberalsuck

        I’m more pissed at white people who put up with this than I am our enemies anymore. How long can we keep blaming other groups when we aren’t willing to do anything about it? Bad things only happen to use because we allow it.

        • The USA is a nation where each generation of whites betray the next.

          • Wayne

            Wow! Very well put, sir!

          • liberalsuck

            I think the worse has come from the Baby Boom Generation. I see more of the younger whites and the ones that are a generation between the Baby Boomers and the WWII generation (the people who were teens/young adults in the 40s and 50s) that show more disgust with white guilt than the baby boom hippie generation. Yes, yes. I know the Baby Boomers were not responsible for the ‘civil rights laws’ passed in the 1960s as they were too young to be in power then, but many are much full of white guilt.

    • Tom Iron

      doesn’t mean a thing – it’s completely unenforceable.

  • josh

    They should go home and do “homework”? Yeah riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!!

  • The__Bobster

    Said adult Cesar Barrero: “Kids at that age … there’s nothing for kids to do from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock in the morning.”

    How about sleep? That’s what I did. Or did your siestas during the day make that unnecessary?

    • blight14

      They probably don’t get out of bed until 2p……….watch A&E’s ‘The First 48’, Miami episodes are always on there…..its literally a minority utopia, aka a cesspool……..

  • Luca

    Blacks and browns have little interest in parenting. For them having children is an entrepreneurial enterprise and survival tactic. . Once past a certain age children become liabilities rather than assets. Just like in primitive cultures where they have 15 children, not caring if 2 or 3 die off. When the kids reach a certain age they can always sell one or two into slavery or prepubescent matrimony for a couple of cows.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Or as Chris Rock said, ” have you ever taken out money from an ATM at 2 in the morning for something positive?”

    • Cherry Bomb

      He also said when he’s at the ATM he’s not looking over his shoulder for the media, he’s looking out for ni****s.

      • Liberalsuck

        Oh, the same Chris Rock who says he hates white people and sides with blacks turns around and tells you he’s more afraid of blacks than whites?

  • gemalo

    They’ll just shoot each other earlier.

    • blight14

      I fail to see a downside…..

  • PesachPatriot

    When I lived in a small rural northern town there was no need for teen curfew because we never had shootouts….occasionally(once or twice a year) two guys would fist fight over girls or sports rivalry at a party but generally we just hung out at the gas station or burger king, skateboarded at the WWI monument, played our car stereos and went home when everything closed at 10 pm. Miami is getting to be almost as bad as Atlanta these days. No one under 17 has any business being out of their home after 11 during the school week anyway.

  • nobody

    “You know what’s going on,” Pete Soriano of Team Pete Sports said. “You
    got drug dealing, you got shootouts, kids getting killed left and

    More of those traditional Hispanic family values, I suppose?

  • JimmyValiant

    But what’s going to happen to the midnight basketball leagues that were supposed to set these kids straight?

    • bigone4u

      Somebody (wonder who) stole all the basketballs and sold the goal posts for salvage.

  • Tim

    Half a life time ago a friend and I staggered down Collins Ave. and the ghost town nursing home that was Miami Beach… Sigh!!

  • Billy Bob

    I have been traveling to Miami for over 23 years. Blacks and South Americans have ruined this
    nice city! When Jewish and Cuban people ran this city, everything was GREAT! Now the Jewish people live in Naples and the
    Cuban people stay in Little Havana. Beware of Ocean Drive after dark due to the

    • Strider73

      The Jews have also migrated north to Broward and Palm Beach counties, which is why they are now thoroughly Marxist. There are more registered Democrats in Broward alone than in the state’s 28 westernmost counties combined. (And that includes Tallahassee with its legions of state bureaucrats, FSU and all-black FAMU.) The rest of Florida derides these liberal northern transplants as “Condo Commies”, though “Synagogue Socialists” could be equally accurate.

      • PesachPatriot

        Broward is much more hispanic than jewish these days….i’m not a big fan of a lot of the other northern transplants….one of my favorite bumper stickers is the one that says “If new york is so great just remember that I-95 goes in the other direction”….the average jewish liberal in florida isn’t a hardcore chomsky type marxist, just your average higher income nice person living behind a gate who isn’t aware of what goes on in the more dangerous areas…Palm Beach(where I live) and broward are also full of non-jewish white northern liberals.

    • blight14

      There goes Naples……sad!

  • sbuffalonative

    When they start picking up black teens, then you’ll hear the screams of ‘racist cops harrasing innocent blacks’.

  • bigone4u

    How about a similar curfew for adult illegal aliens. If they break curfew, they lose their Obama amnesty and get sent back home ASAP. A curfew on illegals would be legal I think. Jan Brewer, I just gave you a great idea. Run with it.

  • blight14

    Considering the sad demographics of this once great city, the curfew SHOULD be around noon. The age should be dropped from 17 to about 8………….a better solution would be, oh, never mind…..

  • biscayne bay

    It is Treyvon’s law?

  • cecilhenry

    Here’s the joke. I’m a busy working man.

    My ‘curfew’ is 9:30, 10:00 pm tops. What is this 11:00 pm?

    Where are the parents and the standards here?

    No mention of the real issues as usual.

  • Sam Sarcasm

    I agree with this law 100% knowing it will be obeyed as much as the 1700 gun laws on the books. We need more laws in America there just are not enough. I love how we tell these people they can not come then furnish FREE housing and FOOD once they get here. Has The World Gone Mad?

  • Tigh

    I didn’t realize it was even against the law for blacks to kill each other.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I believe a reasonable curfew for a minor is 7:00 PM, and by 9:00 PM he or she ought to be in bed. “Home after dinner” will always be my rule until Ariadne is 18, or later years if she stays with us.